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dc.contributor.advisorLatimer, Paul
dc.contributor.authorKubat, Muhammed Cihad
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-11T10:32:24Z
dc.date.available2019-09-11T10:32:24Z
dc.date.copyright2019-08
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.date.submitted2019-09-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/52417
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of History, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2019.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 148-156).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe United States of America sent eight ministers to Korea’s Chosŏn Dynasty and Korean Empire from 1883 until 1905. John J. Muccio was the first Ambassador that the U.S. dispatched to the Republic of Korea. What made Muccio different from the other eight representatives was his country’s changing place in world politics after World War I and World War II. After World War II, the U.S. became a key player in the decision making process with regard to the Korean Peninsula’s fate along with the Soviet Union. The dissertation explores the salient aspirations, dilemmas and experiences of the “dean of diplomatic corps” in the Republic of Korea. Relying extensively on the American and Korean declassified archival materials, this dissertation reconstructs the Korean War from the point of view of John J. Muccio. Muccio was one of the primary proponents of the idea of delaying the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from the Republic of Korea. Immediately after the outbreak of the Korean War, Muccio had to overstep his bounds as an envoy of a foreign nation mainly because of the lack of leadership shown by Syngman Rhee. Muccio became the de facto leader of the civilian opposition against the North Korean onslaught, a position he kept until the relocation of the Republic of Korea to Seoul on September 29, 1950. The political crisis of 1952 was when Muccio yielded to Rhee’s manipulation tactics and it set a precedent for the U.S. to align itself with authoritative figures in Korea instead of supporting democratic processes.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Muhammed Cihad Kubaten_US
dc.format.extentxii, 169 leaves : photographs, maps ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectJohn J. Muccioen_US
dc.subjectKorean Waren_US
dc.subjectRepublic of Koreaen_US
dc.subjectSyngman Rheeen_US
dc.subjectThe United States of Americaen_US
dc.titleAmbassador at war: John J. Muccio and the Korean War (1948-1952)en_US
dc.title.alternativeSavaştaki büyükelçi: John J. Muccio ve Kore Savaşı (1948-1952)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB151794


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